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 Alberta Chemist 

  The Newsletter of the ACPA 

   Issue 03-15

Fall 2015   






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Stay in touch with your fellow chemists!    View our profile on LinkedIn   Like us on Facebook    


Launching our new Brand

We have been working on our new logo and brand. 


A number of tag lines have also been developed based on member input at the AGM in May. 

"Chemistry you can trust"

"Catalyze your career"

"You need a chemist for that!"

"Credentialed Professionals. Authoritative Knowledge. Assured Results"


Tell us what you think..


What do Chemists do? 

Thank you to all members that took part in the survey of chemistry expertise in July 2015. Here is a sample of the work ACPA members do. 

Expertise of ACPA Members



ACPA Receives Government Grant

The ACPA has recently been awarded a grant of close to $50,000 from the Alberta Government through the Foreign Qualification Recognition Innovation Fund. The money will be used to develop an online Jurisprudence Learning Module for chemists. The module should be ready in January 2017.


NEW Member Benefits

The ACPA has been working hard to identify some new member benefits.

We now offer a discount card from Mark's Image Wear for ACPA members. Cards are available at ACPA courses and events, from Board members and from the ACPA office. 



Park'N Fly Airport Parking is pleased to extend its corporate discount program to ACPA members. Members can use the discount code (#828974) for both 

business and leisure travel. If you travel frequently, you can save even more by joining the Rewards Program.


PAHs in Western Canada: Biogenic vs Petrogenic Sources, Environmental Consequences and Regulatory Guidelines


Dr. Court Sandau


November 9-10, 2015

Hotel Blackfoot, Calgary


Early Registration Deadline extended to

October 16, 2015


Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are ubiquitous contaminants in the environment. They are present in the air we breathe and the fish and food we eat. PAHs are derived in natural processes, diagenic processes and largely from combustion processes. Their prevalence in the environment makes their understanding important for all environmental practitioners. PAHs are present in low percentage amounts in crude oil, making them important for those working in the oil industry as well. 


This course will provide comprehensive coverage of many aspects of PAHs from fundamentals to advanced knowledge and usage of PAH data. The course will include: structures and nomenclature, physical-chemical properties, analytical measurements, toxicity and risks, regulatory guidance, remediation and environmental forensics. The course is designed for all environmental practitioners including natural sciences and engineering professionals.


course flyer and sponsorship opportunities are available.  

Visit our ACPA website to register and for additional information.


The Hotel Blackfoot has rooms available November 8 - 11, 2015 for those who need accommodations to attend this course. Please call 1-800-661-1151 and quote Booking ID #10238 to get the ACPA room rate of $169 (Signature Room).


APEGA PD courses 

APEGA professional development full and half day workshops are now open to ACPA members. Take advantage of some excellent workshops or the Mentoring conference offered in Calgary this November. 



Have you registered for your Ethics Course?

All current ACPA members must take this course by the end of 2016. About 230 members still need to take this course and we can only take 25 to 30 people at a time, so don't wait. Complete yours now.



The following courses are tentatively booked for spring 2016. Registration will be available through the ACPA website soon.


Friday, February 5, 2016 - Edmonton

Saturday, March 12, 2016 - Calgary

Friday, May 6, 2016 - Calgary


A limited number of spots are available for electronic attendance for those members who live too far from Edmonton or Calgary to attend a class. Please contact Kathy at for more information. 


Job Postings

There is an opportunity to bid on a project to create a study manual for landfill operator certification currently out for bid. Deadline for submission is October 23.  Details at the link below.

Did you know that ACPA now features a Jobs feed on our group page on LinkedIn? If you are an employer looking for a chemist or a chemist looking for employment, post your notice under our group job discussions.

Job postings are listed in the Careers page on the ACPA website. Please check this web page regularly for new postings that may have tight application deadlines.

Job advertisements are posted on the ACPA website for a three-month period. A $100 fee is charged for this service, but this fee will be waived for advertisements submitted by ACPA members in good standing (Professional Chemists or Chemists-in-Training) on behalf of their organizations. Ads may be e-mailed directly to the ACPA office.


The content of this newsletter is provided only as an information service to members. Inclusion of any information does not represent official positions, opinions or support of the Association of the Chemical Profession of Alberta (ACPA), or its Officers, Directors, or staff members. The information is collected from a variety of sources and is circulated to the membership as information only. The ACPA does not guarantee that all submissions will be circulated and is not responsible for the accuracy of any information provided.

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